IRS saves guns for ‘serious criminal activity’: retired agent

Retired special agent Anthony Dominicis wants to reassure Americans that the IRS is not coming after them with guns.

“It’s just not true,” he said. “The only people who need to be concerned about an armed agent are those involved in serious criminal activity.”

As President Biden’s new $739 billion Inflation Reduction Act signed is set to pump some $80 billion into the IRS — adding 87,000 new workers — some are questioning why the department needs an arsenal of weapons.

According to the latest report from the Government Accountability Office on weapons and ammo purchases by federal agencies, issued in 2018 ,the IRS is in possession of 3,282 pistols, 621 shotguns and more than three million rounds of ammo. 

Among those sounding the alarm is Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, who last week asked: “Are they going to have a strike force that goes in with AK-15s already loaded, ready to shoot some small-business person in Iowa?”

Retired IRS special agent Tony Dominicis carried a gun while busting people like drug dealers, but never fired it in his career.
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In July, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz introduced the Disarm the IRS Act to prevent the agency from buying ammunition, saying “they are arming up the IRS like they’re preparing to take Fallujah.”

And while the IRS does purchase new weaponry and ammunition each year, including $92,263 allocated for ammo just in March, only the Criminal Investigation…

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